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Physician- Pathologist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 4 months ago

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Staff Pathologists provide coverage as needed during the entire period 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This will be accomplished by being available in person and/ or by telephone in addition to the hours actually spent at the Medical Center.

Work Schedule: Primary tour of duty will be 7:30 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; some of the clinical activities will occur outside VA administrative hours.

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Responsibilities

Pathology coverage duties for VASNHS primarily encompass general surgical pathology, hematopathology and cytopathology. This usually includes simple and complex surgical specimens from inpatient and outpatient settings including, but not limited to Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Hematopathology, and Head and Neck Pathology, and other body sites.

Duties to include but are not limited to:

Responsibilities will include the performance and/or interpretation of fine needle aspirates and frozen sections and gross intraoperative interpretations as needed and other responsibilities/duties as assigned by the chief of pathology and laboratory medicine service.

Interpreting clinical laboratory data and communicating conclusions effectively with providers, residents and students; providing consultation to providers when appropriate.

Performing gross and microscopic examination of surgical and cytologic cases and providing reports in a timely manner.

Performing post-mortem examinations and ensuring that the provisional and final reports are completed in a timely manner.

Providing rapid assessment for adequacy of specimens obtained by fine-needle aspiration.

Interpreting bone marrow biopsies and peripheral smears.

Taking call for hospital on a rotating schedule.

Provides continuous 24/7 professional laboratory coverage.

Participate actively in inter- and intra-departmental conferences.

Participate in peer review.

Participating in the review of quality-control data, results of proficiency testing, and other internal service data to meet regulatory requirements.

Participating in quality improvement within the service; supporting cost-effective use of resources in laboratory operations.

Oversee laboratory quality management as performed by laboratory personnel.

Possibly participating in planning of laboratory operations, including budgets and new initiatives.

Possibly representing the laboratory at functions or committees such as tumor conference, transfusion review, and others as assigned.

Supporting compliance with requirements of accrediting agencies.

The incumbent may also be assigned medical directorship of a section or other administrative duties.

Incumbent if familiar with laboratory assists, test systems, assays and examinations.

Selects and monitors all reference laboratories and ancillary testing services for quality of service.

Research is encouraged.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
15

  • Job family (Series)
    0602 Medical Officer

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

The incumbent must have a M.D. or D.O. degree and must be certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Board Certified in Hematopathology. Additional Training or experience in Surgical Pathology and/or Dermatopathology and/or other subspecialties is preferred. The incumbent will routinely participate in Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, and Hematopathology sign-out, as well as Frozen Section and Autopsy pathology.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:

A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


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